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British High Commissioner Simon Boyden,Deputy Prime Minister(DPM) Thuli Dladla grace Umhluma Foundation’s International Widows Day Celebration.

Friday, 21st June, 2024

MANZINI:Simon Boyden,the British High Commissioner to the Kingdom of eSwatini graced Umhluma Foundation’s International Widows Day Celebration on Friday.

The event that was held at the Millennium Park in Manzini was also graced by Thulisile Dladla,the Deputy Prime Minister(DPM), over two hundred(200) widows attended the event.

Speaking to this Swaziland News shortly after the event,Umhluma Foundation Executive Director Lungelo Zulu thanked the participants including high profile people for gracing event,he highlighted that various issues affecting widows were discussed.

The Director thanked Government  for approving the inclusion of June 23,being the International Widows Day on the Government Calendar.

“We are happy that through our advocacy,Government has responded positively and included June 23 being the International Widows Day on the Government Calendar. The event was also graced by the DPM,the British High Commissioner,representatives of the United Nations(UN) Eswatini including our partners Instacash, SNAT,Legal Aid and others.Various issues affecting widows including land grabbing, evictions and grabbing of widows eStates were discussed”, said the Umhluma Foundation Executive Director.

British High Commissioner Simon Boyden,Deputy Prime Minister(DPM) Thuli Dladla grace Umhluma Foundation’s International Widows Day Celebration.
Umhluma Foundation Executive Director Lungelo Zulu and British High Commissioner Simon Boyden.